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After Android Ice Cream Sandwich will be Jelly Bean

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After Android Ice Cream Sandwich will be Jelly Bean
This is my next is reporting an exclusive from a trusted source that the next iteration of Android will be code-named Jelly Bean. This makes follows in Google's habit of code-naming the Android updates after sweets. 

The trend began with Android 1.5 which was called Cupcake, and continued with Donut (1.6), Eclair (2.0/2.1), Froyo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3), Honeycomb (3.x), and Ice Cream Sandwich (?.?). It isn't much of a surprise that Jelly Bean would follow, because there aren't too many iconic sweets that start with the letter J. And, it'll get even more difficult when we hit K, although our money will be on Key Lime Pie when the time comes. 

Not much more information is available about the update, but the source claimed the update would include "game-changing stuff" that didn't make it into ICS. Seems logical because it's always the "game-changing" stuff that gets bumped first when cutting features for release. We feel pretty safe in assuming it will launch around November of 2012 and be found first on the Nexus 4. Google seems to be settling into a yearly update pattern, and has released major updates and lead devices in the late fall/early winter for the last 3 major phone releases.

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posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:03 3

1. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


just had an ephifany that the Google 4 will be a Moto Nexus codename Megatron......and will come in blue, green, yellow and red...lol...

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 20:43 31

22. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


and then the iphone 6 will come out and steal more features from gingerbread since the iphone5 is stealing features from cupcake.. lol

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 21:22 7

32. brant (Posts: 24; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


now that funny lol

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 23:53 4

37. GalliChoking (unregistered)


@Galli, Better go get checked, I think you just had a stroke typing up something as stupid as that.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:12 21

2. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


Can I at least get a taste of ice cream sandwich before we start talking jelly beans?

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:17 7

3. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


wtf, theres not even an ice cream phone out yet?? or not even enough Gingerbread devices come google perfect the ones that are out now then move along!!!!!

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:35 1

6. Kjayhawk (Posts: 293; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


sorry that's not up to them that's up to the manufacturers to upgrade there phones. That's not google's job

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:50

9. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


well it will really help if they were all on the same page dont you think?? no so good for the consumer

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 21:14 3

30. MetaStable (unregistered)


It's an issue with the manufactures because they like to place proprietary software on top of the Android versions. HTC has Sense, Samsung TouchWiz, and Motorola Blur. They have to port over their custom software to each new iteration of Android and that takes time. If all manufactures left Android vanilla on their phones, everyone would get the updates almost immediately.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 20:44 8

24. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


normally its the carriers that hold it up, not the manufacturers.. normally.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:33 8

4. The Man from the Future (unregistered)


Forget Jelly Bean. Wait till Android Zebra Cake with cerebral implant comes out in 2028.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:34 3

5. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


the gallito university come to a conclusion today Set 8, 2011... "Apple is not trying to play catch up with Android, due to the fact that Android users cant even catch up with Android".. read the entire story at


www.androidsareidiotsandwillclickonthislink.com

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:41 1

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Eh? I we don't know know how effective the update plans are going to do since its going to start with ics first, the lead plan seems kinda interesting and this may be a year from now. So why the hate? Also why talking about iphone?

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:51 6

10. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 272; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)


ur such a freaking troll, get out more.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 20:45 7

25. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


gallito university? did you get a degree in idiocracy, how to be an iDiot iBot, how to champion a cause that u dont even own, or how to be an insignificant troll? Oh i know, your a multi major person.. you got them all!! :)

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:35 1

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I wanted the jello name to be next :@ who is in charge of naming this things!

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:03 7

11. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


Jelly Bean is more alphabetically fitting. Jello is just a branded name of a "Gelatin" product made by Kraft.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:07 8

12. zach44 (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Then apple would buy kraft and sue android.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 23:31 2

67. WM6.5Sucks (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


lol why did you get thumbed down? That was hilarious!

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:37 3

14. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I know D; but I wanted it to be jello anyways

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 14:04

59. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


that would have been impossible, kraft would have sued google

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:41 2

16. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Yeah, that's why we can't hope for Krispy Kreme as the K, because it's a brand. Still, Key Lime Pie, followed by Lollipop (because no one likes Liquorice), Mousse, then I'm stuck. Can't think of anything good for N.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:53

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Maybe in another language? Nun's Joy (translated). It's reality soft and sweet

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 20:46 2

26. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


nutter butter! nougat? never ending gobstopper?

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 21:32

33. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Nougat? Come on man. you're a writer.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 01:55 5

40. Brock Samson (unregistered)


(late 2012)
J = Jelly Bean

(mid 2013)
K = Key Lime Pie or Kiwi

(late 2014)
L = Licorice is most likely but not certain. Lollipop is possible, but implies sucking. Lemon is equally good but implies sour. Still, licorice is a flavor lots of people don't like so it's a tough call.

(mid 2015)
M = Marshmallow. I'll put my money on the table right now. It will be a great release.

(late 2016)
N = Nougat, except that nobody can properly spell or say that word so they will consider alternatives like Nutmeg, Neapolitan and Nectarine before changing the naming scheme altogether and going with the word NACHO. It will be another really good release.

(late 2017)
O = Highly confused, they will be unsure about going to the comfort food of Oatmeal or the spice Oregano. Either way, it will be considered a flop of a version, a minor update at best that most people would not consider worthy of a full version name.

(early 2018)
P = Pistachio if it's a good version, Parsley if it's another incremental update going with the spice theme. Possibly the start of a fruit theme with Papaya.

(late 2018)
Q = With limited options available, this major market-changing release will be called Quesadilla.

(early 2019)
R = After much debate and many, many good options they will inevitably fall victim to Lone Star and choose the name Raspberry. A UI refresh to enhance ease-of-use of the already excellent Quesadilla version.

(late 2020)
S = Strawberry makes sense with the recent fruit theme but there is a strong urge to go with Saffron for a spice theme, spaghetti for a wholesome theme or Salsa for a Mexican theme (which would be particularly appealing because Taco would come next). However, there is some sort of economic depression or minor plague and although it's a good release, people just aren't that excited about it due ongoing world issues.

(late 2022)
T = Tangerine, if they went with the fruit theme. Tomato if they went with the wholesome theme.

(late 2023)
U = Unable to decide between fruits and Mexican they will choose the word Uva, the Spanish/Portuguese/etc word for Grape.

(late 2024)
v = Vegemite, in honor of Australia (which has been mostly destroyed, except for a few proud survivors) where this disgusting food was once popular. Unfortunately, a stable yet generally mediocre version.

(mid 2025)
w = Wasabi. Possibly Watermelon, Waffles or Whipper Cream. Incremental update to Vegemite that makes it really good.

(late 2026)
X = Version X, as in the roman numeral 10. Very hyped with amazing features, based on a completely new computing architecture. Buggy and disappointing.

(late 2027)
Y = Version Y, fixes most of the bugs with Version X, but negative public image remains.

(late 2028)
Z = Codename Zorro, but released simply as "Z". After abandoning Version X/Y this is built from the ground up. After several incremental patches the ability to transfer your mind into your phone is added. Although the body dies the mind lives on in the gl

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 01:56 1

41. Brock Samson (unregistered)


It cut off the ending!!!


(late 2028)
Z = Codename Zorro, but released simply as "Z". After abandoning Version X/Y this is built from the ground up. After several incremental patches the ability to transfer your mind into your phone is added. Although the body dies the mind lives on in the global network and approximately 40% of the population converts over the next few months. This loss of population and knowledge results indirectly in the deaths of another 20% and civilization begins to fail. The remaining 40% cannot maintain our civilization and have no choice but to die in reality or import themselves and live out the rest of their life in peace, knowing that there is no future because the technology will soon fail and destroy humanity.

Only small bands of humans survive by returning to primitive ways. They migrate to Australia, where the wastelands from 2024 are starting to turn into grassy plains and jungles. After many generations they rebuild a new civilization. It was kinda like Mad Max, except they didn't need gas because they had no cars and Mel Gibson and that little racoon boy with the boomerang weren't there.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 21:24

65. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


movie or mini series if done right on the special effects

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 19:28 3

63. vantenkiest (Posts: 311; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


you sir.. what the fuck... really what the fuck

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 20:08 2

64. biophone (Posts: 1982; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I just wasted my life reading that and am sadely entertained.

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